Avram Grant wins on his debut as Ghana coach

Ghana coach Avram Grant won his first game in charge on Wednesday when the Black Stars beat Portuguese second-tier Olhanense 3-0.

The match, which was a pre-Nations Cup friendly, was played at the Algave stadium in Portugal.

Grant handed debutants striker Kwesi Appiah and Ibrahim Moro starting roles in what looks like a weakened side.

The Black Stars managed to open a 2-0 lead before the Israeli replaced the entire squad by bringing on the team’s regulars.

Striker Jordan Ayew added the third goal to complete the easy win.

Three players- Kwabena Edusei, Razak Brimah and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu were not used in the friendly

Grant will tonight announce his final 23-man squad for the tournament in Equatorial Guinea and play against German Bundesliga side Freiburg next Wednesday before leaving for Mongomo, their tournament camp base.

Black Stars starting lineup for Olhanense friendly:

Ernest Sowah-Samuel Inkoom, John Boye, Awal Mohammed, Edwin Gyimah- Afriyie Acquah, Frank Acheampong, Ibrahim Moro, Mubarak Wakaso, Christian Atsu, Kwesi Appiah

Second half team:
Fatau Dauda, Harrison Afful, Baba Abdul Rahman, Jonathan Mensah, Daniel Amartey, Mohammed Rabiu, Solomon Asante, David Accam, Asamoah Gyan, Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew.

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